What Truly Matters: The Death of Bob Saget

Many of you have already read the news: Bob Saget has passed away at the age of 65.

There seems to be no foul play or drug use. A legend, gone just like that.

Hearing such news and watching how others have spoken about him, has given me an admiration for Saget, and filled me with a question: What truly matters in this life?

We run after success, sex, pleasure, careers– but we will carry none of it past the grave.

I don’t want to be cliche here. But as I think about what matters, these thoughts come to mind: Knowing and Loving Jesus. Knowing and loving others. It really is that simple.

I don’t know where Bob Saget is now. That is between God and Him. But I pray that, as his family and friends mourn, they would run after what matters.

I love you all, and am so blessed and thankful to have you.

With Love, in Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

One day, we will all die. Learn more about how we can be sure of an afterlife in heaven, here.

“Lift” by Audio Adrenaline

I lift you up, so high, I forget about the world I am livin’ in… lay it at your feet, I’m giving in.”

“Lift” by Audio Adrenaline

Sometimes we just need to get away from the everyday, mundane life, full of tragedy and pain…
and just worship our God.

I love this song, because it not only worships our God, but it points out the beauty of getting caught up in simply praising Him for who He is.

While we should never forget or push away what is going on in the world, we should never forget to love Jesus and worship Him with our whole selves, our whole lives. This is especially true of the holiday season.

May you lift Jesus high with me today.

In Christ,

Annalee

What’s Going on in Nigeria?

Hello friends,

It has been awhile since I’ve talked directly about Nigeria or the Chibok girls. Because of this, I wanted to take some time here to share about three things going on in Nigeria as we speak. Hopefully, by knowing these things, we can become more informed people of prayer.

Here they are:

  1. The “Boko Haram Kingpin” Nkunzi, a well-known Boko Haram leader, was shot dead in a gunfight on Tuesday. His body was found in Pretoria; his girlfriend was also found with bullet wounds, and was taken to the hospital. As depressing as this is, it is a direct answer to the prayer that God would humble those in Boko Haram and bring justice to those hurt by Boko Haram.
  2. Connected to the above event, there has been much gang warfare between the “original” or mainstream Boko Haram, and a breakaway group called Bafarasai. This warfare has claimed at least eight lives, with many of those lives being innocent. Please pray for these innocent people who are in great danger each time a bout of gang violence is had. This can also be seen as Boko Haram and other gangs demand money from the innocent for protection.
  3. There is a person that many people in Northern Nigeria are calling “John Wick,” and they are pointing to him for getting rid of Boko Haram gang members. While this is all speculation, it is very interesting that there might be a person hell-bent on killing off Boko Haram members. As said before, there seems to be a theme of vindication and justice happening as Boko Haram members are being humbled by the violence enacted towards them. Pray that if this person really exists, that they would know Christ and would be led of Him.

Crazy things are happening in Nigeria! I’ve enjoyed reading up on these stories. I may make it a weekly or bi-weekly thing, but we will see about that. Thank you all for reading, and for your prayers!

With Love in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus is doing much in this world. Learn why He is God, and what He has done for us, here.

When We are Overwhelmed

Shootings. The murder of Gabby Petito. Natural diasters. Global terrorism.

I have been overwhelmed with how much pain is in this world, and have felt so ovewhelmed that I didn’t know what to write about… but I thought it would be best to just be honest.

I’m tired of writing about tragedies, yet that is what this blog has been based upon. I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about these things.

As I sit here typing, a Bible verse comes to mind:

“When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

(Psalm 56:3)

When I am overwhelmed, I can come to my Savior, and recieve the rest and rejuvination I so desperately need. And that is what I encourage all of you to do today, as well. Amidst all the bad news, we have a God who has Good News for us: He sent His Son to die for our sins, so that those who believe could live with Him for eternity.

We have a refuge in this battle called life. And when we feel overwhelmed, we can run to Him.

Have a beautiful day.

In Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Video – Afghanistan: What is Happening to Christians?

Friends and Followers,

I came across this video and I thought I’d be remiss not to put it on here. Whwile many are going through persecution, there are MANY Afghani people who are coming to Jesus. Prayer requests start at 18:20-ish.

Thank you for watching!

In Christ,

Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

As said in the video, Afghani people and muslims are still loved by Jesus. Learn more about Him, here.

Ending Child Sacrifice: An Interview

I watched this young woman’s video about how she is an activist, fighting for the end of child sacrifices.

I cannot imagine a world where this happens, but sadly, it’s alive and well in Uganda. Please pray with me for these children, that they would be kept safe, and that child sacrifice would end. Most of all, please pray with me for the salvation of all of these witchdoctors and other such people!

With Love in Christ,

Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus came so that those in darkness could be saved and freed. Learn more about this amazing God here.

I Think I Waited (A Poem)

People gathered together in Nigeria.

I think I waited for you.
Waited to hear news full of hope–
news about redemption,
about freedom.

The news rung out in headlines:
Around 100 kidnapped women and children rescued in Nigeria.”
A win! A victory! A glimpse
at the work of God, whose might and compassion
No one can fathom.

Let’s dance. Let’s hug. Let’s celebrate
whenever freedom and truth ring out.
Life is too short not to.

At the same time,
let’s remember…
remember those
still hugging pillows at night,
tears in their eyes as they
hold their loved ones in their hearts.

Let us never forget the pain,
the anguish,
the waiting
that happened
all so that
these people
could be free
once again.

(c) 2021 Annalee Hoover


While we must celebrate every victory, we cannot lose sight of the huge epidemic of kidnappings happening in Nigeria over the past couple of months. Many kidnappers are bandits, holding people captive for ransom. While these captives were reportedly released without a ransom being met, others have not been so lucky, and spend another day in capitivity.

Please continue to pray:

  • For these people held captive.
  • For their families and loved ones, as they wait for their loved ones to be released.
  • That nearby Christians would help those in need.

    Please also think of giving to those nonprofits that work directly with Nigeria. Thank you.